December 7, 2022 5:48pm CST
It was announced today that the Canadian Mint will be putting out commemorative two dollar coin. These coins are known here as toonies. The toonie will have a black edge where they usually have a silver edge with a cold center. The black edging is in memory of our late Queen Elizabeth. The black will represent the black mourning bands worn following a passing. The coins were unveiled today and I do hope to be able to come across one, in good condition. I may have to step into a branch to acquire one. Do symbols like this commemorating various influential people touch you? ~Photo found online
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• El Paso, Texas
No, it does nothing for me but mom was always into stuff like that. She got the commemorative coins that were issued when then Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. I kept that set but I haven't a clue if it's worth anything.
I will get one and maybe if I can get 3 of them I will put 1 into each of the baby's stockings. I just put money into their stockings anyways so that their parents can buy them what they need. My breathing and coughing has changed dramatically today. I am very pleased. I feel alot stronger, I only hope that it continues.
• United Kingdom
Fantastic l would certainly get one if l were in Canada. What a lovely memento. I bought the £5 coin & the 50p coin for each of the grand children. The coin they have minted here with both King Charles & the Queen on them are awful. It looks nothing like the Queen. I can not understand how King Charles approved it. I think this will be the last coin with the Queen on it. The future batches will have King Charles on it from this month.
Going forward our coins will bare his resemblance on them also. I won't be too keen to hold on to any of those coins. I hope that I can acquire a toonie with the late Her Majesty The Queen on it. If I find extras I will reach out to you and try to send you what I can.
• United Kingdom
@Juliaacv Arr that is so kind. Funnily enough l just had an email from the Royal mint offering a full set of coins which l think l am going to have to decline! They only want £13,645.00 = Canadian $22806.40 I wonder how many years it would take by mylotting????
@CarolDM Today's people are less likely to carry currency as they use their debit cards, and I do also, but I still have that sentimental old school thought that they are nice. Our mint stopped making pennies years ago and I have a couple of rolls around here somewhere, just to remember.